Knife companies are known for coming up with fancy and/or outlandish names. That’s part of the fun of being a knife nut. When I first picked up a Spyderco Endura, I thought it sounded like one of Godzilla’s adversaries in those old monster movies. “Godzilla vs. Endura: The Final Showdown” or some such.
I soon came to learn this knife is not deserving of lampooning. No, it’s every bit as hard-working, dedicated and tough as you. Thousands upon thousands of hunters have discovered the same thing: the Spyderco Endura is a stellar hunting knife. They’ve used it for everything from light field work to dressing out birds. Yep, it’s that versatile.
For me, it boils down to three things:
1) Blade design. Not too big. Not too little. The edge is hungry. Feed it.
2) Handle design. No matter how your hands like to fold in around a knife, you’ll find a comfortable spot.
3) Weight. It’s light because Spyderco took away all that superfluous stuff that doesn’t contribute to the bottom line, which is and always will be cutting.
-Ben Sobieck, T&TH online editor